Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
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Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Mr. Hulot's Holiday)
An amiable bachelor spends his summer holidays at a small seaside resort where he inadvertently triggers off a series of mishaps.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tati is heir to the great comics of the silent era, Chaplin and Keaton and Lloyd."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards, Film.com
"There are some real laughs in it, but Mr. Hulot's Holiday gives us something rarer, an amused affection for human nature -- so odd, so valuable, so particular."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A genial plotless comedy based on silent-screen slapstick and pantomine routines."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An often hilarious, often slow, and thoroughly odd film."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Tati's comic rhythms are graceful and almost elegant, heavily reliant on strict timing and careful composition."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Though the film is in French with English subtitles, what people say matters little. Its official language is the international patois of slapstick."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A great introduction to the work of Tati, who made only a few movies but is rightly recognized as one of the great visionary directors."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"Exquisitely funny masterpiece with one of the greatest physical comedians of all time."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"There's also an unforced feel that makes it unlike nearly any other screen comedy."
‑ Jeremy Heilman, MovieMartyr.com
"...a cinematic gem, and one not to be missed...worth a hundred-fold the money you’d spend for any of today’s attempts at screen comedy."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Jacques Tati's bumbling stick-bug of an alter ego is considered by many to be the funniest creation to come out of Gallic cinema."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"By the end, Tati has evoked the place with such grace and lulling humor that we wouldn't mind staying there."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"M. Hulot's Holiday is an unalloyed delight of a movie! It's rarely hysterically funny, but it is constantly charming."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"the retro feel that the passing decades have bestowed upon it may make it even more enjoyable today than it was in 1953."
‑ Jake Euker, Filmcritic.com
"As lazy and disjointed as Mr. Hulot's Holiday seems, you know Tati worked out every small detail in advance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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